1. General Model Information
Name: landscape scale forest simulator
Main medium: terrestrial
Main subject: forestry
Organization level: landscape
Type of model: 2D, Markov chain
Keywords: landscape, GIS, Markov, semi-Markov, forest succession, gap model
Miguel F. Acevedo
Institute of Applied Sciences and Department of Geography
University of North Texas,
Development of a landscape scale forest simulator (MOSAIC) based on the use of
DYNLAYER at every cell and coupled to the GRASS GIS for display, data
management and spatial analysis.
In cooperation with D.L. Urban, Duke University. Researcher: Magdiel Ablan.
II. Technical Information
III. Mathematical Information
Acevedo, M.F., D.L. Urban and H.H. Shugart. 1996.Models of Forest Dynamics based on roles of tree species.
Ecological Modelling. In press.Acevedo, M.F., D.L. Urban, and M. Ablan. 1995.Transition and gap models of forest dynamics.
Ecological Applications. 5(4):1040-1055.Acevedo, M.F., D.L. Urban and M. Ablan. 1995.Landscape scale forest dynamics: GIS, gap and transition models.
In: Goodchild M.F., L.T. Steyaert, B.O. Parks M.P. Crane, C.A. Johnston, D.R. Maidment and S. Glendinning. GIS and Environmental Modeling: Progress and Research Issues. Chapter 33 pp 181-185. GIS World, Fort Collins, Colorado.
V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web
Environmental Modeling Laboratory (EML)
VI. Additional remarks
Last review of this document by: 5.7.97
Status of the document:
last modified by
Tobias Gabele Wed Aug 21 21:44:46 CEST 2002